I’m a lover of lists. A good list can usually spur me into action so I can get something accomplished.
I need to clear out The Cottage. I thought making a list of what needs to go and where I can put it would be helpful.
Pressure washer – Our son has taken on some power washing jobs this summer and came to pick it up. I will eventually need to find a place to store it.
Doors – If I can’t use these original-to-the-house doors, I’ll donate them as salvage or offer them on Craigslist.
Wallboard – We gave away a lot of scrap drywall recently. Either the remaining pieces will be used to fix the Cottage ceiling or also given away.
Trim – Once the trim is applied in the house we’ll likely discard the shorter, unnecessary pieces.
Tools – In addition to the miter power saw on the workbench, there is another chop saw and a drill press. I also have an overhead projector which can easily be stored in one of the attics.
Paint – I can move the paint into the basement of the house or throw some of the older ones out. The shelving can either go into the shed or the basement unless it would be useful in the Cottage.
Dresser – The heavy teak dresser will have to find a new home. It’s not my favorite because the drawers are difficult to open. Maybe we can list it on Craigslist.
Bed – The twin bed in the cottage can be exchanged with a double bed but I’ll have to store the mattress, box spring, and bed frame. Maybe I should use the mattress and box spring as a daybed in the conservatory.
Drafting table – The drafting table used to be in the attic but it might be better suited to the Treetops bedroom.
Sewing machine – The sewing machine could be stored in the laundry room in the house.
Safe – I was planning to keep the safe in a closet in the house but it might take too much room. I’d hate to have to get rid of it.
Of course that’s not everything but these items would be a good start.
That should keep me busy.
Are you debating whether to get rid of something you’ve been holding onto?